Kuwait, 02 June 2021: solutions by stc, the specialized business arm of Kuwait Telecommunications Company – stc, announced that it has provided a wide range of modern solutions and services to build the integrated network infrastructure that will be serving the drive-in vaccination center on the South Island of Jaber Bridge. The initiative was carried out in line with the highest international standards.
In this regard, solutions by stc indicated that it collaborated with the Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC), an affiliate of the Kuwait Petroleum Company (KPC), to develop a modern and digitally enabled network infrastructure for the vaccination center located on the South Island of Jaber Bridge. The collaborative efforts showcased by the two companies through the initiative aimed to support the tremendous activities carried out by the country to contain the spread of the Coronavirus during these unprecedented times.
solutions by stc issued a statement mentioning that its cooperation with KIPIC throughout this process stems from the commitment it upholds to supporting the nation in the ongoing crisis. The actions taken by the Company positively portray the role played by the private sector in backing the oil sector, while seeking the country’s best interests. solutions by stc also expressed that it is essential for institutions to stand together in solidarity, reflecting the strength of the Kuwaiti society against any threat that may compromise the country’s safety or stability.
solutions by stc highlighted that the Jaber Bridge drive-in vaccination center on Jaber Bridge is a first-of-its-kind concept in Kuwait. Additionally, the Company pointed out that the system implemented within the center is in direct connection with that of the Ministry of Health. Data is transferred through the integrated system using solutions by stc’s high-speed network, which comes supported by fiber optics and 5G connectivity.
Mohammad N. AlNusif, Chief Executive Officer of solutions by stc, said, “We are proud of the hard work and diligent efforts made by both teams in making this partnership a success. The project was implemented in a short period of time, despite the exceptional circumstances we are currently going through. This initiative affirms our keenness and determination to provide citizens visiting the Jaber Bridge drive-in vaccination center with pioneering solutions and telecom services in line with global standards.”
AlNusif added, “Our primary focus was to implement this project with great accuracy and speed, ensuring that we covered all the digital and technical requirements requested by the medical and administrative staff working at the center. Throughout the execution phase, we were driven by our will to serve our beloved country and duty to preserve the health of our community.”
He expressed, “At solutions by stc, we possess an in-depth understanding of our customers’ needs, which positions us as the preferred telecommunication and IT solutions provider in the region. Having said that, we will spare no effort in developing effective solutions that maintain the highest levels of online and data security for our customers with the support of international players who specialize in data breach and prevention management.”
AlNusif concluded, “solutions by stc also provides a breadth of B2B offerings that can greatly enhance the operational efficiency of the day-to-day activities run by businesses of all sizes, across multiple industries. In our mission to aid businesses succeed within their industries and sectors, we will continue to introduce new offerings, and enhance existing ones, to achieve optimal outcomes for our customers.”
It is worth mentioning that the drive-in vaccination center at Jaber Bridge provides swab testing services for patients and features specialized cabins for the Ministry of Health on-site staff. The set up also includes clinics, emergency rooms, a mosque, as well as cabins dedicated for the Kuwait Fire Department, in addition to other services.
The center consists of 10 lanes for drive-in vaccinations, with two vaccination booths at each point. With a total of 20 booths, the center can administer vaccines to a total of 80 people at once in a matter of 3-4 minutes.
The inauguration of the Kuwait Center for Anti-Covid Vaccination, located on the South Island of Jaber Bridge, builds on the government’s initiative to accelerate the vaccination process to achieve herd immunity, allowing the return to normalcy. It is also worth noting that the vaccination center can serve up to 5,000 residents per day.